Tony Villamil Presents "Sunny Outlook" for Polk County According to The Ledger

On January 15, 2015, Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal Advisor, returned to Lakeland as a featured speaker at the 28th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast hosted by Allen & Company of Florida and the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce. According to an article released in The Ledger, Tony Villamil presented a “sunny outlook” for the local and state economy in 2015 due to continued low interest rates and declin...

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WEG Study on MDCPS Shortfall Highlighted in South Florida Business Journal

On January 12, 2015, the South Florida Business Journal highlighted the key findings of an economic impact study prepared by The Washington Economics Group, Inc. for Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) entitled 'The Economic Impacts of the School District Funding Shortfall on Miami-Dade County, the Miami-Dade County Economy and the Florida Economy.”  The $300 million revenue shortfall between 2007 and 2012 is ca...

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Tony Villamil Quoted in Sun-Sentinel on Strong November Employment Numbers

Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal, was interviewed by Marcia Heroux Ponds on Florida's November Employment Report.  With unemployment levels at their lowest levels since the recession in Broward and Palm Beach County, Tony Villamil says the State of Florida is finishing the year strong. Florida’s unemployment rate fell from 6 percent in October to 5.8 percent in November, while Broward County’s unemployment rate ...

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WEG Principal Interviewed by Tampa Tribune on Former Gov. Bush Actively Exploring a Candidacy for US President in '16

Former Governor, Jeb Bush, announces his intention to ‘actively explore’ a run for president of the United States of America. According to Kristy Campbell, Bush’s spokeswoman, this phase in Bush’s consideration process will include the launch of his own leadership political action committee in January and the formation of a new political operation allowing him to raise money and support for a successful campaign. The...

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Tony Villamil Widely Quoted in Sun-Sentinel on Gas Price Windfall

The Sun Sentinel interviews Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal, on the South Florida gas price windfall. As gas prices continue to decrease almost every day, Tony Villamil says that "overall [the price declines] are very positive because we as a region are an energy importer.”  Tony also explains that the South Florida economy has been doing better than the rest of the nation and this is additional stimulus. In additio...

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WEG Principals Were Selected to Participate in the Florida Leaders Summit

Tony Villamil and Marielena Villamil, The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG) Principals and Founders, were selected to participate in the Sayfie Review Florida Leaders Summit that was held on December 4-5, 2014 in Orlando. Discussions and resolutions centered on Higher Education Issues, Medicaidf Expansion, Transportation Funding, Disrupting Technologies, the Gaming Compact and others. 

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WEG Founder and Principal with Raquel Regalado in La Poderosa 670 AM

Tony Villamil, WEG Principal and Founder, was interviewed today in the popular radio Spanish program of Raquel Regalado, School Board Member of Miami-Dade County School System. The radio program was focused in immigration, the U.S. and Florida economies.

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Marielena A. Villamil, una empresaria de impacto en Miami

Marielena Villamil, cofundadora y presidente del Washington Economics Group, Inc. fue entrevistada por Ivonne Gómez, Reportera del Nuevo Herald sobre su gran y extensa trayectoria empresarial. Marielena fue nombrada recientemente miembro de la Asamblea Nacional de Asesores del BBVA Compass, institución financiera con rango mundial, luego de desempeñarse por un año en la junta de la sucursal del mismo banco en el ...

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Tony Villamil Quoted in Sun-Sentinel on Florida Construction Jobs

As Florida leads the nation in new construction jobs, the Sun-Sentinel interviews Tony Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal, to add his perspective on the industry’s growth. Tony says, "We're not at the 2006 peak, but maybe we shouldn't be… The increases are healthier than the speculative increases we saw through 2004 to 2006." According to the article, Florida added 10.4 percent or 40,100 jobs in October 2014 ...

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WEG's Economic Impact Study of the MDX $800 Million Five-Year Program Highlighted in Miami Today

On November 20th, the Miami Today highlighted the economic impact study prepared by The Washington Economics Group, Inc. of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority’s (MDX) $880 million five-year program of  transportation infrastructure projects. This major investment is estimated to generate $1.5 billion in total economic impact to the economy of Miami-Dade County and support a significant 10,400 local and high-wage jobs....

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